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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General term: "sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, ice helps healing, especially if there is swelling. If it's a chronic or recurring sprain, you may need bracing or to see your local podiatrist ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Pt: Best to see a physical therapist and do a4 week course of physical therapy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sabet
41 years experience Podiatry
Can you say "RICE": This mnemonic has stood the test of time because it is correct. Rest the area - reduce weight bearing or use. Ice the area - the best early treatmen ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It probably: means that your ligament is stretched but not completely ruptured. Treatment depends largely upon the extent of 'incomplete' ness. Discuss with your ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: There are several different grading systems. Some are supposed to apply to all joints while others intended to apply to certain joints only. However, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
30 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest. Ice. Elevation. Gentle compression. Rest the affected limb. Apply cold packs for short periods of time to help control swelling. Make sure you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Mild or grade 1 sprains typically heal in 1-2weeks grade 2 or moderate sprains take about 4weeks to heal a grade 3 sprain which is a complete ligame ... Read More

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